Set 1 Don't Ease Me In, Cassidy, Peggy-O, El Paso, Brown Eyed Women, It's All Over Now, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, Deal Set 2 Shakedown Street, Passenger, Friend Of The Devil, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Stella Blue-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues
Upgrade to previous shn set by Charlie Miller - "Steve Rolfe sent me CDs of the show which sounded better than what I originally used, so on 2/20/04, I re-patched the sbd"
Set 1: Nakamichi 700 -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD (Recorded By Steve Rolfe). Set 2: SBD -> Master Cassette (Sony TCD5M/Maxell UDXL II) -> Master Dat (Panasonic SV3800/48k); Set 1: CD -> EAC -> Samplitude v7.02 Professional -> SHN; Set 2: Master Dat (So
Reviewer:Dark Star 101
October 26, 2020 Subject:
Friend of the Devil
On this 41st anniversary this show holds up incredibly well. As many have noted, the second set is a monster, X factor churning away. LOVE the dripping psychedelic Friend sandwiched in there, what a treat!
October 25, 2019 Subject:
Fall ‘79 East Coast N2
Second set cooks. The Shakedown opener is of course featured on Road Trips 1.1. It also ranks second on headyversion, topped only by 6/30/85. My recent vote for 10/25 hopefully inches it to the top. At any rate, this Shakedown, Passenger, Estimated-Eyes, great stuff, and the drums/space continues the awesome weirdness that gets started with the transition into drums. It's almost like it's actually a transition into space then drums. On the other end, out of it all comes a beautiful Stella Blue, followed by standard closing material, Good Lovin' then encore, US Blues.
January 10, 2019 Subject:
Top sets from landmark tour
Though the best 2nd set was two shows later, this is the best 1st set of the hot Fall '79 tour. The 2nd set adds big highlights and passages, presenting one of the tour's best shows (with 10/31). This show has been known for the immense Shakedown, but there's so much more here. The second set is longish, @ 1:45. The first set is AUD-only, and the ambient noise and space is high, relative to the PA, stripping Heads to the keener among us.
First Set. Bangin', immediate launch with a Dough Knees that kicks and bucks. The shortened Cassidy is fine, but not as limber as the shiny Peggy-O. The scale is widened further for a tightened Brown Eyed Women, gone through in a stellar dash. The rest is the plat principal, and the boys have a licence to crenelate. It's All Over Now goes places and by Tennessee Jed they can't miss a pitch. The mixed metaphors drive on through Deal, a whirlwind that leaves 'em thrilled for the break.
Second Set. Much has already been said about this Shakedown. But it's unfortunate that GDP released a SBD from the set we already have on SBD. It's a good version, but it's actually not the 17min barnburner that would come days later on Halloween. Passenger however is a tour best. Pinwheels of colors emerge by the end. Even Jer is satisfied. RT1-1 should have left this on, instead of segueing away. Friend of the Devil is perfectly rendered and somehow excites Billy enough to smash a head. It's a tight Estimated, if rather straightforward - until the super jam (blips 0:45>1:00 on the Miller sources). The solidness continues for Eyes. Great, but nothing too gobsmacking...until Phil devolves it into a one of a kind jam. Brent adds synth bombs and it passes into Drums. An 18min+ Eyes. Space is short and the rest of the set is average '79, though the end jam for Stella is nice.
1st Set: B+ 2nd Set: B-
Overall = 4 stars
Don't Ease Me In - what a start
Brown Eyed Women - stellar in a dash
Tennessee Jed - can't miss a pitch/swing for the fence
Deal - whirlwind leaves 'em thrilled
Passenger - pinwheels of colors
Friend of the Devil - excites Billy
Estimated Prophet - tight into nice jam
Eyes of the World - end jam is one of a kind
SOURCES: The miller_22311 uses the uses Jools AUD for the 1st set, but it's pitched too fast. The miller_93143 uses a less-crispy AUD; less chatter and noise. The miller_22792 is better still, updating to a better source for the 1st set, and the 2nd set is patched (but runs a bit slow, needing +1%). The miller sources have blips in Estimated, so maybe try the fishman_21271 for that. Road Trips 1-1 has Shakedown, but it's pitched even slower and needs +2%.
October 26, 2018 Subject:
I will call down THUNDER..
Not so much if you get hot & bothered
by Englishtown,,, 2-15-73 or Veneta
but does this show especially
the close to perfection pre-drumz segment
get you peeling off your clothes
and whirling like a dervish.
New Haven Coliseum
was a rickety old barn
but it brought out the x factor
especially this night.
October 25, 2018 Subject:
This day in history
I love hitting that button at the top of archive. On this day in '79, I was in New Haven with many dear friends. I still recall painting the inside windows of my friend's audi in dayglo on the way up. The colors are still lasting... Thanks for posting!
May 2, 2018 Subject:
Love for real
This show was great. With a little help we found before the show. The concert was truly appreciated. Opened up the heart chakra that night. Couldn't sleep till Dawn.. woo-hoo... great time my favorite show!!! Definitely burned off both of my ears.
Grateful thanks for posting
February 28, 2017 Subject:
Springfield, New Haven, both Cape Cod, one Nassau, and Providence...Yeah it was one of the better weeks of my life. New Haven was the home town show. I remember the first set was good but not great, but that second set? Holy Shit! That Shakedown is a monster (New Haven always seemed to have great Shakedowns) and I love the Estimated and Eyes. Thank you Charlie, I've pretty much been stuck on Keith era shows for the past few years but am rolling forward. This sounds superb
February 12, 2017 Subject:
Amazed to find this. Was 14 at the time,second concert I ever saw. Attended with my best friend who recently passed and it gives me a chill. Cherished memory.
February 11, 2017 Subject:
Thanks for posting this one, Sir. What a second set!!
October 26, 2016 Subject:
Lest we not mention the fact that this is one of very few shows where they do a real "Space" before "Drums," and then another "Space." Nice unique show. It rocks AND it rolls.
April 4, 2013 Subject:
My feelings on Shakedown Street from this evening.
Yea. It's how I am going to play Shakedown St.
Real Music. Real life, Real!!!
September 18, 2011 Subject:
Impressive. Most impressive.
The Force is strong with this one.
August 29, 2010 Subject:
heard this shakedown on sirius outside pensacola in the old rental car. figured it was sort of a disco-era version and went lookin' for it in 79/80. this is it i am certain--nice.
August 9, 2010 Subject:
the best shakedown ever me thinks...
April 22, 2009 Subject:
Killer Soundboard of Set 2
The second set is the shit...awesome Shakedown and Passenger burns with intensity. I love the channel separation of the drummers...check it out with headphones. Fall 79 tour kicks ass!
February 4, 2009 Subject:
Rock solid grate show with Brent really growin into the groove of the band... YES I DO DIG THE ESTIMATED BRIDGE IT IS BLISS!!!!
October 2, 2008 Subject:
Smokin' New Haven Show - Killer Shakedown
This is one must listen to Charlie show... the 2nd set is unreal, and the crispness of everthing is music to your ears. Play this shakedown street loud and do Jerry proud. Thanks for this show!...
September 26, 2008 Subject:
That Shakedown! WHOA! 2nd Set smokes.
Anybody dig the estimated? That bridge was crazy.
October 26, 2007 Subject:
I love the autumnal Shakedowns--the song always fit this time of year, to me........Sound quality will knock you out @ times. Thanks for posting this one, Sir. What a second set!!
June 6, 2007 Subject:
All time best shakedown
One of my favorite 'old" bootlegs. Until Charlie got a hold of it and made it my favorite show of all. A must have in my opinion.
March 28, 2007 Subject:
Yes! I've been searching for this show. Stream shakedown street right now!! It is by far the funkiest I've ever heard the grateful dead play. Now I know why Brent Mydland was chosen at this point in time. He gets down on the Clavinet and Rhodes on Shakedown. AWESOME!!!!!
December 3, 2005 Subject:
This is your Captain(s) Speaking...
Cpt. Doubledose and I both agree, this show is The Shit.
And again, Thank you Much Charlie...
November 17, 2005 Subject:
Phil space jam
I agree that second set is pretty hot. The shakedown is amazingly funky and has a great jam. The electronics that Phil did that night (I was there) shook your organs inside your body. He also conjures up a pretty demented set of bass chords; like some kind of horrifying alien communication. This is a great quality tape.
The Stella was a nice way to come out of space. Its a good version but not stellar. Then the set turns to the usual Bobby rock-out which I usually shut off.
November 3, 2005 Subject:
Sound quality = superb
Show = off the charts
October 12, 2005 Subject:
Charlie Miller = G-D
Charlie Miller is fucking the shit. Everything he touches is gold. Download anything upgraded by "charlie miller". It is quite simple.
October 6, 2005 Subject:
my lord...this one almost brought me to tears...I mean, this second set 100% exemplifies why I was/am/will always be hooked on this band. it is just flawless. pure rock and roll. phil is blistering and jerry simply floats raging the newly intorduced tiger rose...brent is a nice welcome addition, great work tickeling the keys. man, this is one my favorite sets. passenger usually is ahh for me, but this one is sick sick sick. rarely do I give a 5, but I am on this for both recording and show.
September 26, 2005 Subject:
Killer sound quality. first half of second set is out of this world. The Eyes is incredible, as is the jam that follows. A massive start to this amazing tour.
July 15, 2005 Subject:
Thanks VA Slim
Good call! I just upgraded my files for this killer show. The Passenger just burns. Woah! Great set all around. Thumbs up, slim.